The Minnesota Heart Gallery helps children and youth waiting
for adoptive families see themselves as they never have before.

Together, youth, photographers and families raise community
awareness around adoption, foster care and permanency. 

Most importantly, these images are used to recruit families for
Minnesota's waiting youth, helping them to picture a more hopeful future.

All images featured on this site were captured by Minnesota Heart Gallery photographers who generously volunteer their time & talents.

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Youth in foster care often lack the photos that, for most children,
serve as a time-capsule documenting their childhood.

The Minnesota Heart Gallery provides the experience of a professional photo shoot that captures the unique personality and spirit of waiting youth.
After the session, each youth receives their own copy of the images, in both digital and print formats, with freedom to share and keep.


Please note: Minnesota's Heart Gallery is not the listing of the state's waiting children and youth.

Minnesota's official waiting children's photo listing can be found at MNAdopt (not affiliated with the Minnesota Heart Gallery)

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